BlackBerry may finally quit handset business in 2016
BlackBerry may finally quit handset business in 2016

The makers of BlackBerry handset makers may finally quit handset business if the  company fails to sell 5 million phones in 2016

Watch: Sneak peek into BlackBerry's upcoming Android device Venice
Watch: Sneak peek into BlackBerry's upcoming Android device Venice

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: BlackBerry's yet-to-be-released Android smartphone, has, for quite some time given fodder to speculation lovers.

BlackBerry move to embrace Android may bring unexpected reward

BlackBerry Ltd`s move to embrace Android may be aimed at lifting revenue from its software and device management segment, but analysts say it may inadvertently give its device arm a fillip and a new lease on life.

BlackBerry unveils 'Leap' touch-screen phone priced at $275

BlackBerry Inc Tuesday unveiled a 5-inch touch-screen phone priced at USD 275 (about Rs 17,000) as it looks to regain customers by targeting the mid-market segment.

BlackBerry courts iPhone users with cash

Customers who trade in their iPhones could receive up to USD 400 cash back.

We are well-positioned in Indian enterprise market: BlackBerry

Canadian handset maker BlackBerry believes it is "well-positioned" for the multi-billion dollar Indian enterprise market armed with smartphones across multiple price points and end-to-end mobility solutions.

BlackBerry creates new unit for potential high-growth assets

BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday it has created a new unit to house what many consider to be among its most promising assets - cryptographic applications, its QNX embedded software and Project Ion platform for connecting devices.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen calls iPhone users 'wall huggers'

The logic behind Chen's humor is apparently the inability of iPhones to hold battery power for long, leaving iPhone users to search for walls with power outlets.

Windows Phone surpasses BlackBerry as 3rd largest smartphone platform in US

With Apple and Samsung dominating the first two spots respectively, Windows Phone manufacturer, Microsoft, has struggled to convince the American users to adopt its platform.

BlackBerry to go 'back to basics' with hardware keyboards in future phones

The full-fledged keyboard made BlackBerry a success, but after focusing on software keyboards which failed to make a hit with customers, Chen said that the company's next phones would mostly feature the good old hardware keyboards.

'Interim' BlackBerry CEO to continue heading company till turnaround

According to The Verge, BlackBerry had hired Chen after he successfully turned around Sybase from the brink of disaster in the early 2000s.

BlackBerry hires new head for devices business

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd has hired a former Sony Ericsson executive to head its loss-making devices business, a job needing a heavy dose of salesmanship to win back companies and consumers lured away by larger rivals.

BlackBerry’s CEO hires two more of his former colleagues

BlackBerry Ltd said on Wednesday it hired two more senior executives who previously worked with its new chief executive officer, bolstering a newly assembled team charged with putting the stumbling smartphone maker back in stride.

BlackBerry names former SAP executive to head key business segment

BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday that John Sims will join the company as head of its global enterprise services business, a key segment that is likely to be at the core of the smartphone maker`s turnaround plan.

BlackBerry says making headway with corporate, gov't clients

BlackBerry is counting heavily on the service as it charts a new course under the leadership of recently appointed interim Chief Executive John Chen.

BlackBerry sales drop to nearly zero in US, China

BlackBerry sales have reportedly dropped to nearly zero in countries like the United States, China, Spain and Japan, with UK remaining its best-selling area.

BlackBerry rolls out 'Twitter-like' BBM Channels messaging service

BlackBerry has rolled out its own social network, called BBM Channels, similar to a Twitter-like service that'll allow companies and celebrities to directly engage with fans.

BlackBerry completes $1 bn investment through debentures

Smartphone maker BlackBerry said it has concluded the private placement of debentures worth USD 1 billion with Prem Watsa-led Fairfax Financial Holdings and other institutional investors.

Blackberry CEO John Chen promises they're here for 'long haul'

New BlackBerry executive chair and interim CEO John Chen has said the company is trying working hard to rebuild itself.

BlackBerry says it has no plans to shut handset unit

BlackBerry Ltd has no plans to shut down its loss-making handset business, incoming interim Chief Executive John Chen said on Monday, adding that the smartphone maker has sufficient resources to stage a turnaround.